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Comment: Cherry Trail, now with more Tampon o.0 (Score -1, Troll) 78

by Joviex (#48741211) Attached to: Intel Unveils 5th Gen Core Series Broadwell-U CPUs and Cherry Trail Atom
And the award for "We had to hire him, he is my brother's wife's nephew and we'll just stick him in the comes up with the most idiotic names on the planet department" (a.k.a. there was not a EXECUTIVE WOMAN in the room when they make these names up room) goes to....

Comment: Re:Cat and mouse... (Score 2) 437

by Joviex (#48728109) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"
Well, I can understand their cat and mouse bullshit with the media corps, but, what I can't understand:

I live in the US. I travel, a lot, for work, to countries outside the U.S.

Why am I screwed when I take a trip and want something to watch from the service that brandishes itself a media streamer for me, and content I am allowed to stream, just not when from an IP block outside the allowed list?


Comment: Re:Analog displays are better in some situations. (Score 5, Informative) 155

by Joviex (#48116055) Attached to: Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

But your point is just about the GUI.

Digital meters can be made to look Analog and provide that exact same feedback.

For a super stupid example, the windows task manager in the sys tray shows CPU load via a veritcal bar, exactly like an Analog vertical meter would.

So it seems to be less about the medium and more about the designed controls.

Comment: Re:Rise of the middlemen (Score 1) 127

by Joviex (#47684781) Attached to: Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development
Its more than 500$.

Its 1500$ a seat, plus $1500 for iOS plus $1500 for Android, PER PERSON. Then another $500 if you want the cache asset server.

So, it could easily be 5k per seat. Now, is that alot? To me no, but I am used to bootstrapping CG workstations that are 3k a pop with 10k worth of software on them.

But when these are things that should not really cause problems i.e. versioning? and that you can't work around with an easy solution like git/hg/perforce, that makes pipeline a little awkward. So when you see software that accomplishes the same workflow sans the hacky ass workarounds, for "less" upfront money? Water flows to the least resistant path.

We declare the names of all variables and functions. Yet the Tao has no type specifier.